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The Piper's Apron
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The Wind Among the Reeds
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Sporting Nell
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Tommy was born in Waterford City in 1953. While in his early twenties, after playing tin whistle for a couple of years, he met local piper Tommy Kearney who encouraged him to take up the uilleann pipes. As well as his early tuition from Tommy Kearney, Tommy also attended Willie Clancy Summer School where he learned further piping skills from pipers, including Pat Mitchell and Liam O'Flynn. The recordings of Willie Clancy, Séamus Ennis and Tommy Reck have also influenced his repertoire and style of playing.

 

In the 1980's Tommy spent seven years in London where he played with many of the legends of Irish music including Tommy McCarthy, Bobby Casey and Roger Sherlock. While there he also provided music for productions by the National Theatre Co. and Rambert Ballet Co.. He was in demand as a session musician and worked with Elvis Costello on The Pogues album - 'Rum, Sodomy and the Lash.' Other recording credits in London include Clannad and Ralph McTell. He was a member of the Thatch Céilí Band in London and in 1986 they won the Senior Céilí Band competition at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Listowel, Co Kerry.

 

Since 1987 he has lived in Galway where he has worked with Druid Theatre Co. and with the National Irish language theatre - An Taibhdhearc. He has toured the U.S. on several occasions with Liam Clancy, Russia with Shaskeen and Zambia with the Sergeant Early Band. Recording credits since moving to Galway include working with Alec Finn of Dé Dannan on the album 'Blue Shamrock' - Alec's first solo album. He is a regular teacher and performer of the pipes at the Willie Clancy Summer School in Co. Clare and has also guested at international piping events in the U.K., Holland, U.S.A., and New Zealand. In 1991 he released his first solo album - 'The Piper's Apron' on the Mulligan label. He released a duet album - 'The Wind Among the Reeds' with his wife, concertina player Jacqueline McCarthy. In 1996 he toured Europe with Tony McMahon and Séamus Tansey and in 1997 performed with Iarla Ó Lionáird and The Irish Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra at the Point, Dublin and Carnegie Hall, New York. He has produced three albums on the Maree Music label - founded in 1995.

 

 

 

1977

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin

Óró Domhnaigh

1982

Robbie O'Connell

Close to the Bone

1985

The Pogues

Rum, Sodomy and the Lash

1985

The men they couldn't hang

Night of a Thousand Candles

1986

Steve Tilston

Silently the Snow Falls

1986

Ralph McTell

Bridge of Sighs

1987

Thatch Céilí Band

The Legacy

1987

Clannad

Sirius

1987

Maggie Boyle

Reaching Out

1990

Deirbhile Ní Bhrolcháin

Smaointe

1991

Tommy Keane

The Piper's Apron

1992

Brendan O'Regan

Wind of Change

1992

John Faulkner

Nomads

1992

Anne Mulqueen

Mo Ghrása Thall na Déise

1993

Geraldine King

Old Time Irish

1993

Various

Taafes' Bar, Galway

1994

Alec Finn

Blue Shamrock

1995

Tommy Keane, Jacqueline
McCarthy with Alec Finn

The Wind Among the Reeds

1996

The Clancy Brothers

Older but No Wiser

1996

Seán Keane

Turn a Phrase

1997

Tim Dennehy

Farewell to Milltown Malbay

1997

Joe Boske

Amara: Islands Currents

1997

Iarla Ó Lionáird & The Irish
Philharmonic Orchestra

Faith of Our Fathers II

1997

Len Graham & The Irish
Philharmonic Orchestra

Who Fears to Speak

1997

Revolver

Basico 2

1998

Stuart Cowell & Judi Mc Keown

Age of Reason

1998

Seán Keane

No Stranger

1999

Alisa Jones

Irish Dreams

1999

Jacqueline McCarthy

The Hidden Note

2000

Seán Keane

The Man That I Am

2000

Dé Dannan

Welcome to the Hotel Connemara

2000 Eoin Ó Riabhaigh Tiomnacht-Handed On
2001 Jette Torp New Tracks
2001 All-Ireland Céilí Band Champions Reunion Concert
2001 Eleanor Shanley Eleanor Shanley & Friends
2002 Tim Dennehy The Blue Green Door
2002 Kate Purcell Shadows of You
2002 Various (For the friends of St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin)  Cairde
2002 The McCarthys The Family Album

Artists:

Albums:

Other Pages:

Tommy Keane
The Piper's Apron
Ordering
Jacqueline McCarthy
The Wind Among the Reeds
Links
Tommy McCarthy
Sporting Nell
Maree Homepage
The Hidden Note
Picture Gallery
The Family Album